Tuesday 11 August 2009

Private Charles Hanniford

Born on 21 May 1878 in London, England - husband of Charlotte Hanniford, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, married, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 5.5 inches, chest of 38 inches fully expanded, fair complexion, blue eyes, grey hair.

Joined the 59th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 21 May 1915 (number 410756) - transferred to the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 22 June 1915 - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - transferred to the 4th Divisional Employment Company on 18 July 1917.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (www.collectionscanada.gc.ca), online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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